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The FS800 Folk is Yamaha's standard acoustic model, with simple and traditional looks and outstanding quality, at an affordable price. A solid-top guitar with authentic sound that is well-balanced wit... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The FS800 Folk is Yamaha's standard acoustic model, with simple and traditional looks and outstanding quality, at an affordable price. A solid-top guitar with authentic sound that is well-balanced without sacrificing its robust strength, thanks to the newly developed scalloped bracing design. At this price, the FS800 Folk Acoustic is perfect for all beginner guitarists. Its small and thin body is perfect not only for female/young players but for intermediate to upper level fingerpicking style players as well.

Features

Body
  • Body type: Concert/O
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back & sides: Nato/okume 
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Nato
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast Chrome
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Urea
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Hex Wrench
  • Country of origin: China
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YamahaFS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Let's Be Objective Here

Ok first, I've owned this guitar for 6 months so this isn't a typical "I've owned it for a week" review. I've been playing for 25 years. I play Folk and...Read complete review

Ok first, I've owned this guitar for 6 months so this isn't a typical "I've owned it for a week" review. I've been playing for 25 years. I play Folk and Fingerstyle, I capo a lot and I rarely use a pick. Now the guitar! For the price, it's unbeatable. I'm not going into the specs, you probably looked at those before looking at the reviews. Yes, it is playable, imminently playable, right out of the box but YES it will need a setup, if you want to play fingerstyle anyway. Better strings (not knocking the D'Addario's it comes strung with, but there are much better strings out there) make a big difference. I use Curt Mangan Strings (Check them out :)). The guitar has a nice rich voice. Good bass and clear high's with suprisingly good articulation across the strings. The sound is clear and remarkably precise for the price point. The craftsmanship is so good (Yes it's made in China) I was shocked. The guitar is capable of gigging (I do a lot) and going in the studio (I've used it there too) and getting the job done nicely. Yamaha has proven yet again that a guitar doesn't have to cost a ton of money to look and sound great (They've been doing this since 1876 guys). Now, I would change one thing (and I did change on both of mine) . The tuning machines, they are ok but just put Grover's on it. Finally, even though I rarely use a pick, I spent a few days strumming mine just for the sake of this review. It does well when lightly strummed, but like most if not all small body guitars, if you have a heavy hand/hard strummer it's not going to do well. So, I highly recommend this guitar, I own two of them. They look great, sound great, feel great, play great and just ARE great. Get one, even if it's just for travel, etc. to protect your expensive guitars. You'll be glad you did.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

its a piece.

This thing has so much promise but falls very short on its programming. Ive been struggling for over a year on and off to get the editor to work on my computer. Assign function...Read complete review

This thing has so much promise but falls very short on its programming. Ive been struggling for over a year on and off to get the editor to work on my computer. Assign function straight up doesnt work with the expression pedal switch. (you are supposed to be able to program a patch to have several things turn on or off with just one of three onboard switches including the wha.) Amp modeling is extremely outdated sounding. It sounds fine going into a clean tube preamp as just standard effects but tends to sound dark yet fizzy otherwise. Due to its improper functionality I cannot reccomend this "piece" to any live players.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Let's Be Objective Here

By Rob

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    Ok first, I've owned this guitar for 6 months so this isn't a typical "I've owned it for a week" review. I've been playing for 25 years. I play Folk and Fingerstyle, I capo a lot and I rarely use a pick. Now the guitar! For the price, it's unbeatable. I'm not going into the specs, you probably looked at those before looking at the reviews. Yes, it is playable, imminently playable, right out of the box but YES it will need a setup, if you want to play fingerstyle anyway. Better strings (not knocking the D'Addario's it comes strung with, but there are much better strings out there) make a big difference. I use Curt Mangan Strings (Check them out :)). The guitar has a nice rich voice. Good bass and clear high's with suprisingly good articulation across the strings. The sound is clear and remarkably precise for the price point. The craftsmanship is so good (Yes it's made in China) I was shocked. The guitar is capable of gigging (I do a lot) and going in the studio (I've used it there too) and getting the job done nicely. Yamaha has proven yet again that a guitar doesn't have to cost a ton of money to look and sound great (They've been doing this since 1876 guys). Now, I would change one thing (and I did change on both of mine) . The tuning machines, they are ok but just put Grover's on it. Finally, even though I rarely use a pick, I spent a few days strumming mine just for the sake of this review. It does well when lightly strummed, but like most if not all small body guitars, if you have a heavy hand/hard strummer it's not going to do well. So, I highly recommend this guitar, I own two of them. They look great, sound great, feel great, play great and just ARE great. Get one, even if it's just for travel, etc. to protect your expensive guitars. You'll be glad you did.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable guitar for the price

    By H. Lewis

    from Boston

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

    I'm a professional rock musician and have played many guitars throughout my life; but this is the first piece of music equipment that compelled me to write a review. Generally, I play high-end Martins when I play acoustic. I picked up one of these FS800s as a "beater" while on vacation in Florida, not expecting much; but I was astounded. My go-to is a Martin M-36 (0000 body style), and--though quite a bit small, as you'd guess--this Yamaha has many of the same playability and tonal characteristics. ...and with the solid spruce top, this guitar will only get better with age. As a minor side-note, the action was a bit high to start, so I did some minor setup work on it (just turned the truss-rod nut 3/4 of a full turn, clockwise--NOTE: Only do 1/4 turn truss-rod adjustments at a time; then, after each turn, re-tune the strings and check the action. You can easily damage a guitar by playing around with the truss-rod too much. Whether you're a pro or amateur, get one of these guitars now! I'll be picking up a dreadnought version of this guitar soon as well. Snag these guitars before they're off the market.

    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it great. Shipped out to my house fast

    By DLo

    from Wyoming

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

      Great guitar

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful sound

      By Deb

      from Wyoming, MI

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        I am a true beginner so I can't compare it to much except for the other guitars I tried at GC. Since I'm new, I set a spending limit of $300-$400. I must have tried every guitar from $99 to $400 in the place... at least twice. After narrowing it down by size (didn't want a bulky drednaught) I was either going to get the Fender 135-CE or this one. The sound on this guitar is absolutely beautiful. I just kept coming back to it because it sounded so pretty! Easy to play too. I've had it for a month now and I couldn't be happier. Stays in tune pretty well, it seems like the low E string goes out of tune more quickly than the others. Love, LOVE the sand burst finish. Extremely satisfied with my choice and would highly recommend it to anyone!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spot on straight out of the box!

        By JDubya

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Incredible Bang for the Buck!
        • Love the realistic quality of the Vintage Tint!
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • Very comfortable in arms on couch, stool, chair

        Cons

        • Not One!

        Best Uses

        • ANYTHING compared to guitars made decades ago!
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Purchased at Scottsdale, AZ location with a generous (thanks, GC!) Vet discount. Got home, tuned it up and behold it is everything anyone ever claimed! The scalloped braces make a real difference too, not that the 700 series were anything short of great. The attention to detail is very nice, the intonation perfect and what an awesome sound for the price! I am sooo glad I paid a little more for this new FS800 instead of a good used FS700.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome guitar!

        By Sarale

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

        Great, strong guitar, clean sound. Best guitar for the price

        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        its a piece.

        By musictechnic.

        from San Diego

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • needs regular updating
          • not all functions work as described

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          This thing has so much promise but falls very short on its programming. Ive been struggling for over a year on and off to get the editor to work on my computer. Assign function straight up doesnt work with the expression pedal switch. (you are supposed to be able to program a patch to have several things turn on or off with just one of three onboard switches including the wha.) Amp modeling is extremely outdated sounding. It sounds fine going into a clean tube preamp as just standard effects but tends to sound dark yet fizzy otherwise. Due to its improper functionality I cannot reccomend this "piece" to any live players.

           
          5.0

          Yamaha makes a great gitar

          By Gary

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

          This is a great guitar at a affordable price. It's built well, sounds really good, stays in tune and won't break the bank. Love this guitar.

           
          5.0

          Received researched product promptly and perfectly.

          By PeterNJ1967

          from NJ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            I liked being able to shop online for the exact model and color choice, then pick up in store.

             
            5.0

            Excellent guitar

            By Larry

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            Excellent guitar. Very satisfied with this purchase.

             
            5.0

            bought this for my daughter

            By KevinD

            from Houston, tx

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

            My first guitar was a apx500 ii fm ovs. It's great, but on a whim I bought the fs800 in the sand burst, as she kept stealing my apx. Gotta say, for less than $200, the fs800 is a simply fantastic guitar. To my ears, there is not much difference in sound compared to my apx. Highly recommended for beginners, experienced guitarist that want an awesome campfire guitar, anybody at all really.

             
            5.0

            Fine guitar

            By Scott

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

              Very nice guitar! I have had the instrument for just over a month and play it every day. I suggest replacing the plastic nut and saddle with bone which greatly improves the tone quality. Other than thst, its grest out of the box.

               
              5.0

              amazing sound and excellent value for money

              By Harry

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                  Amazing guitar for beginners and maybe intermediates as well. The Yamaha quality is needless to speak of, and the sound quality is way more for what it is priced. I really like the reverb and sustenance of sound on this. The action is slightly on the high side, but thats ok until the technique is in place. Worth every penny. But make sure you try the instrument before buying. My fist purchase had some fret buzz going on, and GC exchanged it for me.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I'd buy it again.

                  By Lee

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Yamaha FS800 Folk Acoustic Guitar:

                  Bought it for my grandson. New to guitar and he is enjoying it.

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